Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8100-4i

  • Application Acceleration for Direct Attach Storage
  • Automatic Hot Spot Data Caching
  • 100GB NAND flash, Low profile, MD2, x8 PCIe 3.0, x4 SAS ports

Nytro MegaRAID® NMR 8100-4i Application Acceleration Card

The Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8100-4i combines on-board flash technology with LSI market segment leading RAID-on-Chip (ROC) technology to accelerate key business applications, using intelligent caching algorithms to help identify application “hot spots” and promote them to fast on-board NAND flash. The card is designed to deliver intelligent application acceleration and enterprise level data protection while offering cost savings over SSD-only arrays or over-provisioned direct attached HDD environments.


  • Four internal 6Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
  • One mini-SAS SFF-8087 x4 internal connector
  • Low-profile MD2 form factor (6.6” X 2.536”)
  • 100GB SLC NAND Flash for Hot Spot Data Caching
  • LSI Dual Core RAID-on-Chip Processor (LSISAS2208)
  • PCIe® 3.0 Compliant


  • Solution for acceleration of SAS connected Storage.
  • Provides SAS connectivity, RAID protection and read and write caching software.
  • Includes embedded solid state storage directly on card for improved performance and manageability
  • Automatic, dynamic classification of “hot" data
Nytro MegaRAID Card Specifications
Operating Systems RHEL : 6.0, 6.1
SLES 10, 11 Windows 7/Windows 2008/Windows Server 2008 R2
OEL: 6, 6.1, 6.2
Ubantu 10.04, 11.1, 12.04
Debian 5.0.7, 6.0.0, 6.0.4
Fedora 15, 16
VMware 4.0, 4.1, 5.0
FreeBSD 8.2, 8.3
Solaris 10, 11
Check www.lsi.com/channel for latest OS support
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (2.536”x6.60”)
Internal Connector Mini-SAS SFF8087 internal connector
Device Support Up to 128 devices
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant
Data Transfer Rates 6Gb/s per SAS lane
DDR memory for RAID cache assist 1 GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM
RAID Data Protection Features RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6 on HDDs
RAID spans 10, 50 and 60 on HDDs
RAID levels 0 and 1 on the on card flash storage
Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
• Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
Fast initialization for quick array setup
• 64 logical drive support
• Up to 64TB LUN support
• S.M.A.R.T Mode 5 support
Operating Temperature 0 - 45° C (at 300 LFM)
Operating Voltage and Power +3.3V, +12V, power requirements less than 25 watts
Regulatory Certifications EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL forMIC; BSMI; C-tick
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